In 2023, December 1 falls on a Friday.
The aim of the World AIDS Day is to bring people’s attention to the worldwide challenges and consequences of the epidemic in order to create change. World Aids Day was initiated following a summit of Health Ministers in London (1988). In the meeting, the leaders realized that a united global effort was required to check the spread of HIV and AIDS.
The World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programmes, welfare organizations, community organizations and individuals an opportunity to focus on the global AIDS epidemic.
Each year a theme is chosen to highlight different aspects of the problem and ways in which different groups of people are affected by HIV.
Know Your Status was the theme of World AIDS Day 2019
Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships was the theme of World AIDS Day 2017
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